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Rice Owls men's and women's basketball and NCAA's Academic Progress Rate (APR)

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UPDATED: May 10, 2019 -- 1:17 p.m. CT

POSTED: May 10, 2019 -- 12:07 p.m. CT

Earlier this week, the NCAA announced the Academic Progress Rate (APR) for all of its Division I member institutions for the 2017-'18 academic year as well as the overall four-year APR ending with the 2017-'18 academic year.

NOTE: A perfect APR score is 1000.

The four-year rates include student-athletes who were in school between the 2014-15 and 2017-18 academic years. The four year rate for men's basketball was 967 and 982 for women's basketball.

According to the NCAA, the "APR holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term."

Here's how the APR is calculated:

Example:

10 players finish the term academically eligible and are retained for the spring semester. 10 x (2 of 2) = 20 of 20.

1 player is retained for the spring semester buy is academically ineligible. 1 x (1 of 2) = 1 of 2

1 player leaves the institution while academically eligible. 1 x (1 of 2) = 1 of 2

1 player leaves the institution while academically ineligible. 1 x (0 of 2) = 0 of 2.

Semester Total: 22 of 26.

APR Calculation: 22 / 26 = 0.846. 0.846 x 1000 = 846 APR.

Teams must earn a four-year average APR of 930 to compete in championships.

Men's Basketball | Women's Basketball

Academic Year
APR
Multiyear
Academic Year
APR
Multiyear
2004-'05 N/A 957 2004-'05 N/A 992
2005-'06 N/A 970 2005-'06 N/A 1000
2006-'07 N/A 959 2006-'07 N/A 992
2007-'08 N/A 952 2007-'08 N/A 992
2008-'09 980 950 2008-'09 1000 996
2009-'10 1000 950 2009-'10 1000 992
2010-'11 981 966 2010-'11 1000 1000
2011-'12 957 980 2011-'12 1000 1000
2012-'13 972 978 2012-'13 1000 1000
2013-'14 959 967 2013-'14 1000 1000
2014-'15 980 967 2014-'15 1000 1000
2015-'16 962 968 2015-'16 1000 1000
2016-'17 944 961 2016-'17 1000 1000
2017-'18 932 955 2017-'18 1000 1000

As noted in the above table, the Rice Owls men's basketball team had an APR of 932 in the 2017-'18 academic year and an APR of 955 for the multiyear four-year period from 2014-'15 to 2017-'18.

As noted in the above table, the Rice Owls women's basketball team had an APR of 1000 in the 2017-'18 academic year and an APR of 1000 for the multiyear four-year period from 2014-'15 to 2017-'18.


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